Past studies

Studies involving twins have covered just about every aspect of health and medical research in Australia.

The variety of studies are extraordinary and include: asthma, autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, anxiety, depression, osteoporosis, dementia, male infertility, premenstrual tension, endometriosis, back pain, epilepsy, diabetes, teeth, heart disease, cancer, diet and stress, tobacco and alcohol use, eating disorders, myopia and blindness, glaucoma, reading ability, growing pains, and transition to school.

Explore findings in the drop-downs below. You may also wish to explore TRA data available here.

All publications

To date, Twins Research Australia has been utilised by 120 researchers to conduct more than 245 studies and has produced in excess of 1134 publications across a great range of medical and scientific disciplines.

Our total figures are: 10 books, 69 book sections, 1101 journal articles and 19 theses. These can be viewed via the links below:

Twins Research Australia key publications
Conversations in Twin Research

You can also view publications from previous years as follows:

Please note, any publications arising from projects using the facilities of Twins Research Australia should acknowledge TRA. We ask for the following wording:

“This research was facilitated through access to Twins Research Australia, a national resource administered by the University of Melbourne. Twins Research Australia has received continuous funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) since 1981, most recently through a Centre of Research Excellence Grant (2015-2022).”

An electronic copy of all publications must be emailed to TRA at